Donkey Kong 64 User Reviews
Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie and Spyro The Dragon ushered in an era of platforming where the aim was to explore worlds and collect objects, big and small. That was basically their appeal, but given the sheer amount of detail in their levels while having more relaxed difficulty levels outside of the odd challenging mission (which was more refreshing than balls out *bleep*ing hard), it's hard not to see how this got big, especially on the Nintendo 64. As you'd expect, there has to be a point where someone takes that to an illogical extreme – I just didn't think that someone would be Rare. En...
The best graphics on Nintendo 64 for its time, and maybe much after its release. Was this the game that called for the extra expansion pack, going from 4MB to 8MB? It was quite astonishing with the whole 3D walk around island. Also, you had many different characters to choose from that you must use to pass certain obstacles. Each character had their own abilities, from Donkey Kong's powerful moves, to Diddy Kong's agility. You had Lanky Kong's ability to jump high and do different attacks against multiple enemies, also.The bad:
Some puzzles weren't the greatest. I can't recall many bad points off the top of my head. I didn't enjoy the "darker" levels, but that is only my preference, as I enjoyed the beautiful colors they used in the game. Some levels were too dark, imo, and I couldn't really see or figure out where to go. That was the main bad part for me.Summary:
Pretty much, at the time of this review (2013), it's more about nostalgia. It really is the top graphical N64 game that "I" can think of. HOURS and HOURS of game play.
Many characters, from good guys out there to help you, from bad guys out there trying to continue their evil plan.
Ok, on one aspect of the game, you have the, and I've already mentioned this... amazing graphics for this console. I mean, really. So, top that off with very detailed characters, and it just really immersed you in the game for its time. There is sunlight, cloudiness, rain, but that just all depends on which ...
It looks nice and at least controls alright. It's got some good ideas here and there too, and the boss fights are actually quite good, as are the few mine cart sections.The bad:
It just feels like a generic platformer. It's also pretty tedious, and just a nightmare when you're going for 101%. Add in some lag, some technical imperfections and a surprisingly mediocre soundtrack, and yeah, this just doesn't really work.Summary:
Released in 1999 by Rare, Donkey Kong 64 is a fine example of shitting all over a legacy in favor of doing exactly what everybody else is doing, and adding many flavors of tedium in a vain effort to differentiate itself from the competition. I'm sorry; it's just that the Donkey Kong arcade games (not including the third game and that math "game") were pretty good for their time and the Donkey Kong Country trilogy is fantastic, and to make the transition to 3D like this... this generic platformer that feels less like a 3D Donkey Kong Country and more like an extremely inferior version of Ban...
Donkey Kong is that one name that manages to stick out amongst people, no matter who they are. If it's not the Country trilogy for the SNES, it's the arcade classic, which is quite a pioneer in the gaming world. Of course, when Donkey Kong 64 was on its way (and about time, at that), everybody and their mothers wanted in on it. They had just finished Banjo-Kazooie for the 55th time and are starving for some new platformers. With news of an expansion pak enhancing the graphics of the game, people were going ape for the game. Literally, everybody with an N64 wanted this because of the inclusi...
Excellent graphics for its time
Hours upon hours of outstanding gameplay
Fun characters and levels
Very hard to beat the game
Obnoxious theme song
Can get a little repetitive
Overall, DK64 is a great game. It's a blast and will have you playing for hours on end. With different levels including Aztecs, Caverns, Castles, Forests, and of course, a jungle, and five different playable characters each with their own abilities and golden bananas (similar to stars in Super Mario 64) to collect, you would think Donkey Kong 64 would never get old. And it won't. For a while.
The plot goes something like this - King K. Rool has another scheme. He's taken all of Donkey Kong's precious golden bananas and kidnapped all his friends. You'll have to navigate through a series of le...
Includes an expansion pack for better graphics.
Wide range of characters to choose from.
Costs a little more because of the expansion pack.
Not very long unless getting all of the golden bananas.
Donkey Kong 64 features the majority of the Kong clan, Donkey, Diddy, Chunky, Dixie and Lanky. They all have there own missions and special ability's to do so it makes the game a little more challenging to do at times. The game itself isn't very long unless you want to get all of the golden bananas. The music to the game is really cool, especially the DK rap introduction when you first turn it on. The graphics are better than most N64 games because this game comes with an expansion pack. There is actually a multi-player battle game that you can play which is a lot of un and adds to the game...
- Getting to Creepy castle 1
- Unlocking Goku 0
- What ever happened to Chunky Kong? 20
- Cartridge worn out?? 3
- Stupid Cranky... 10
- key codes 5
- misic pad not working foe clunky in crazy aztec 1
- Chunky in Fungi Forest Help 3
- Missing a Golden Banana?? [Fungi Forest] 0
- can't get multi player to work 0
- last key 1
- Regular Bananas for Chunky in Gloomy Galleon 8
- Donkey Kong 32008